After The Voice

Swon Brothers, Jake Hoot, Chevel Shepherd release new singles

  • The Swon Brothers, Zach and Colton, from The Voice Season 4
    The Swon Brothers, Zach and Colton, from The Voice Season 4


Four former finalists on The Voice has released three new country singles.

Only three, you might ask. That’s because one of the new songs comes from The Swon Brothers.

Former champs Jake Hoot and Chevel Shepherd also released new songs Friday.

Here’s a look at all three releases. The links take you to the songs on Apple Music. Or you can check out the Spotify snippets below.

The Swon Brothers from Season 4 released “Mommas”“Mommas” on Friday. Inspired by their own mom, it’s particularly timely with Mother’s Day coming up, of course. Colton told a local radio stationa local radio station that he and Zach were in a writing session, working on another song, when their mom interrupted with a telephone call to check and make sure they were safe after hearing about a storm warning. “So we got off the phone, and we were like, ‘Man, thank God for mommas’ and that’s how this song originated.” Since they can’t film a typical music video under quarantine, the brothers are inviting fans to submit photos of special moments with their moments to create one for this song.

Jake Hoot, the Season 17 champ, has already released his second song since. It’s called “Dangerous Thing,”“Dangerous Thing,” as in love is a dangerous thing. Jake wrote the song with Dave Pahanish and Dillon Dixon. Jake’s first post-Voice single was “Tennessee Strong,”“Tennessee Strong,” inspired by the way residents banded together and bounced back after tornadoes ripped through Tennessee earlier this year. If you missed the accompanying music video, check it out Jake pledged to donate proceeds from the song to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.

Chevel Shepherd, the Season 15 champ, is back with her third recent single, this one called “Southern Boy”“Southern Boy” and written by Cassidy Lynn Alexander and Kellys Collins. And, yep, it sees Chevel expressing her preference for southern guys. “At the end of the day, I do see myself with someone who has that southern charm in ‘Southern boy’,” the teen says in a press release announcing the single. “Southern Boy” follows Chevel’s dual debut single, “Everybody’s Got a Story” and “Mama Got the Chair,” which were released in March.

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